Regional Officer - Northern Ireland - 3 days per week
Starting salary - £31,834 (fte £53,057) plus cash for car allowance
Benefits include generous holiday allowance, four-day Christmas closure, generous pension scheme and a range of excellent benefits.
Are you looking for a new role that will help to shape the future of schools? Would you be interested in supporting school leaders when they need it most?
We’re looking for a dynamic individual to advise, support and represent our members in Northern Ireland, dealing with a wide range of professional issues that may impact on their continued employment and job security. The role will act as an advocate in relation to internal employment and other procedures to secure the most appropriate resolution for our members.
The role also supports our Northern Ireland Executive Committee, and its individual regional officials. You will be required to provide support in relation to the recruitment of new members in Northern Ireland by working closely with the Northern Ireland director and recruitment team.
This role is based in our Belfast Office in Carnmoney House, Edgewater Office Park. If you would like the opportunity to influence the future of the Northern Ireland education system, this vacancy may be of interest to you.
We are looking for an individual with experience of advocacy and representing others in difficult situations. Good negotiation skills balanced with a strong employment law or education law background are essential for this role. Trade union organising experience is also desirable.
You will also need to have strong leadership skills and a proven track record of using your own initiative to manage complex and difficult situations. Highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to influence are also critical. In order to deliver the best service to members, we ask that candidates for this role be prepared to travel extensively and work long hours when needed to get the job done.
NAHT represents more than 29,000 school leaders in early years, primary, secondary/post primary and special schools, making us the largest association for school leaders in the UK. Our members consist of all categories of school leaders. We provide representation, advice and training for school leaders in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We use our voice at the highest levels of government to influence policy for the benefit of leaders and learners everywhere.The closing date for receipt of applications is 20th January 2019. Interviews will take place in the Belfast office on 30th January 2019. Applications from agencies will not be accepted.